Street style trends are fascinating. Think about it: They’re the organic by-products of whatever went on the runways six months ago — that is, if we’re speaking for the general majority of brands who still stick to the traditional fashion calendar — which fashion week attendees (your Caroline Issas, Eva Chens and Linda Tols etc) wear to the next season’s shows. Their personal styling tricks are immortalised through the lens of street style photographers, and then in digital galleries that are circulated the world over. This is a short summary of one of the many ways global trends can wildly spread.
While often times we, equatorial residents, can’t participate in whatever exciting layering oeuvre or outerwear mania that have the earth’s four-seasoners obsessed, we’re not entirely left out. There are street style trends that don’t require you to perspire bullets. So below, fresh from the streets of New York, London, Milan and Paris, here are the easy street style trends you can effortlessly pull off. No sweat.
Be it a humblebrag display of your purchase plopped in a clear plastic bag (see example in slide 3) or a S$1,300 purse-in-PVC tote hot off Céline’s Spring 2018 drop, transparent bags are fast becoming the season’s obsession. Heck, transparent-anythings are, from Chanel’s rain-proof fedoras to Kim Kardashian’s endless collection of ‘naked’ lucite footwear.
There was the inconvenient editor’s cape (that styling feat of not putting your arms in the sleeves and letting your blazer hang from the tip of your shoulders), then there was the extremely inconvenient and more recent off-the-shoulder trick. Not to our chagrin do we welcome the resurgence of an old classic: The simple waist-tying of blazers. It’s a skirt. It’s a kilt. It’s a non-sweat-inducing blazer.
This is as uncomplicated as it gets. Golden hoops are perennial fail-proofs, then again. But take ’em up a few notches in weight and dimension. Chunky is the new thin. You can easily find them anywhere, of course, but these will do more than just great. Go big or go home.
After Rihanna toted the almost-invisible Jacquemus’ Le Petit Rond lady bag and caused it to be the hottest on-demand bag on the planet, bags hitting the streets are getting more micro by the minute. Have you seen Saint Laurent’s minuscule not-even-a-cardholder pouch necklace that was sent down the runway just days ago? We’re probably looking at a forward-thinking prototype of when future tech lets us downsize our essentials into tiny capsules. But until then, try this, this, or this for size.